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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wednesday's Yarns - A Mindless Knit


     I started two different shawls this week, both requiring thought and learning new techniques.  But I realized I needed a mindless knit to keep me happy.  So I grabbed some beautiful leftover Hawthorne Yarn from my last knit Color Shifting Shawl.  And I started a mini scarf I made last year - Just Knit It with little stripes in it.  That's something new I learned with the Color Shifting Shawl, alternating yarns and I loved the effect.  So I'm working several colors in burgundy, plum, grey and rose.  I make a small version of this scarf just to wrap around my throat.  Perfect neck warmer and the pattern is a simple knit with a repeat of the same thing every row, increasing the first and last stitch.

     I started reading The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber, a very popular author.  So I'm giving it a try, but I'm not sure if I like it.  It's supposed to have a hopeful ending but it starts with life stories that are so sad.  So I guess as I go on it'll swing in the positive.  I know her books are quaint, I tried one when I was younger that my Mom gave to me, but it didn't catch my interest. My thought was I'm older, maybe I'll appreciate her books now. Just not sure yet.

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  1. I love your color combo. I cannot , cannot , cannot read sad. I guess too many real life sad stories in theNICU over 30 years did me in! I have friends who adore a sad story..... not me!

    1. Me too, can't stand sad. The news is bad enough! But once I start a book I'm stubborn about finishing it. We'll see.

  2. Beautiful colors! And, I have never read any Debbie Macomber, so I will be interested in what you think. Thank you for joining us today!